Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Management · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Laboratory Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation £17,000 – £22,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Duration: Permanent 
Location: Oxford Science Park 


About OXGENE™

OXGENE redefines possible in mammalian cell engineering. Our technology platforms and expert solutions accelerate the discovery, development and manufacture of cell and gene therapies.

We address some of the most important and challenging questions in modern biology within gene therapy, antibody-based therapeutics and CRISPR / gene editing.

Our technologies enable precise and robust mammalian cell engineering. Our automation and informatics driven approaches mean we solve the problems that no-one else can to advance the delivery of new therapeutics.

 

Role Overview:

You will be responsible for carrying out a range of processes to provide support to commercial and research-based project groups at OXGENE with a focus on equipment upkeep, stock control, hazardous waste management and plasmid production. You will work closely with the Laboratory Manager, Quality Management Team, and other colleagues within the group to assure all aspects of the laboratories are run to a high stand. An ability to follow key processes at high throughput is essential, as is time management, work ethic and working under pressure.

 

Please note that while we will review applications as soon as possible interviews might not take place until January 2021. 

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the Laboratory Management Group and colleagues on general running and upkeep of Central Services Laboratory
  • Providing reagents and media to all groups in line with project needs
  • Carrying out and logging calibration & maintenance of equipment in line with quality standards
  • Preparing plasmid DNA at small and large scale using automated and non-automated platforms
  • Carrying out QC of plasmid DNA – restriction digest, Sanger sequencing, and associated logging of data
  • Assisting with sample storage and fridge & freezer upkeep throughout the company
  • Assist with proper waste management including hazardous waste in line with regulations
  • Stock management including goods in, stock take and goods out
  • Daily running of autoclaves
  • Management of laboratory gasses
  • Other appropriate duties as required


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Essential:

  • A-Levels in a scientific subject (ideally biology) and relevant experience of working/studying in a laboratory or bachelor’s degree in a scientific subject 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with different departments

Desirable:

  • Experience of carrying out calibration and day to day maintenance on laboratory equipment such as pipettes, balances, water baths, centrifuges etc.
  • Demonstrable previous experience of preparing reagent & media in laboratory setting
  • Experience of general handling of E. coli cultures, along with plasmid DNA preparation and Quality Control
  • Working in a laboratory setting to quality standards such as ISO:9001

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary 
  • 25 days of annual leave, rising to 30 days with service and a day off on your birthday  
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Pension Scheme with up to 7% employer contribution
  • Private medical insurance as a benefit in kind
  • A friendly and flexible working environment 

 

Notes to all applicants 

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Laboratory Management
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    £17,000 – £22,000 per annum, dependent on experience